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Abhisek Khandai MD MS

Abhisek Khandai
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
Contact Information
  • khandai [at]
  • (312) 413-1186
  • Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI)
    912 S. Wood St.
    Department of Psychiatry (MC 913)
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:730

Dr. Khandai received his master’s in Neuroscience and medical degree from University of Pittsburgh. He then completed general adult psychiatry residency at Northwestern in Chicago, and consultation-liaison fellowship at University of Washington.

He is currently serving as associate director for the consultation-liaison division, where he provides psychiatric consultative services for patients on medical and surgical units, as well as working on the inpatient psychiatric unit on the med-psych team. Dr. Khandai’s interests include psychiatric care of medically complex patients, collaborative and integrated care, and medical education of medical students and residents.

  • psychiatry

    Collaborative care, integrated care, consultation-liaison psychiatry, psycho-oncology, psycho-cardiology, medical education

  • Dr. Khandai is currently working with Dr. Sabhapathy to develop an integrated/collaborative care model with the UIC family medicine residency clinic. He is also collaborating with the Chicago Police Department on their Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) mental health training for police officers.

  • Aftab A, Khandai AC. Mental Health Disparities: Muslim Americans, Feb 2019. American Psychiatric Association. Retrieved from

    Funk MC, Beach SR, Bostwick JR, Celano CM, Hasnain M, Pandurangi A, Khandai AC, Taylor AD, Levenson JL, Riba M, Kovacs RJ. Resource Document on QTc Prolongation and Psychotropic Medications, June 2018. American Psychiatric Association. Retrieved from

    Khandai A.C., Sita E., Attarian H.P. Medication-induced nightmares. In: Khawaja, I.S. and Hurwitz, T., eds. Co-morbid Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders: A Clinical Case Book. New York, NY: Springer. In Press

    Khandai A.C., Attarian H.P. Things That Go Bump in the Night. In: Khawaja, I.S. and Hurwitz, T., eds. Co-morbid Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders: A Clinical Case Book. New York, NY: Springer. In Press

    Rosenthal L., Khandai A.C. Psychotic Disorders. In: Lavakumar, M. and Tampi, R.R., eds. Fundamentals of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. New York, NY: Nova Science Inc. In Press

    Rado J., Khandai A.C. Mood disorders- depression. In: McCarron, R., ed. Lippincott’s Primary Care Psychiatry. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Williams. In Press
    Lubin M., Khandai A.C. Prevalence and Determinants of Psychiatric Disorders among South Asians in America. Am J Psychiatry Res 2016 Feb 1; 12(1).

    Khandai, A.C., Aizenstein, H.J. 2013. Recent Advances in Neuroimaging Biomarkers in Geriatric Psychiatry. Current Psychiatry Reports 15(6):360.